HL Deb 27 June 1996 vol 573 cc70-1WA
Lord Holmpatrick

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When the Parole Board will become an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body and how its functions will alter.

Baroness Blatch

A Commencement Order has been made which will bring into effect on 1st July 1996. Section 149 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. This will establish the Board as an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body. The statutory functions of the board will not be affected; the changes are essentially administrative and will make the board more accountable for its performance. A copy of the board's management statement and the financial memorandum will be placed in the Library.